Importance of colors
In Tower of God: New World each character has a Color assigned to them, either Blue, Red, Green, Yellow or Purple. And like in any RPG game, the game uses the Elemental Wheel system to tie the Colors together. But what makes this game stand out is the penalty for ignoring (or the reward for abusing it): if you counter the enemy Color, you will do 100% more damage to them and take 50% reduced damage from them.
Still, while the three base Colors (Blue, Red, Green) always counter each other, you can manipulate the Yellow and Purple ones to negate the penalty. The image below shows the details of the system:
Because of this, Yellow/Purple teams are stronger for progression than Red/Blue/Green. For Yellow/Purple characters you can cancel out the penalty by simply having more characters of that color on your team than enemy does of the opposite color. So if you have 4 Yellow and enemy has 3 Purple, they won't deal additional damage to you, but you will still deal 100% more damage to them.
Still, keep in mind that eventually you will want to build teams of each color - the Boss-slaying content in the game is pretty important and they also have Colors, so using characters that counter them will drastically increase the damage you do (and by that, the rewards you can obtain). But in the first few weeks, you mainly want to progress through the Floors of the main adventure and unlock all the features available in the game and for that, Yellow/Purple teams are best.
Now that we have the theory out of the way, let's talk about which characters from the Yellow/Purple factions stand out and will help you progress through the story faster.
First let's go over Yellow characters:
|Support||We already explained how strong Evan is in other guides, but to summarize him - there isn't a Support/Healer in the game that can do what he does and he is the core of a lot of teams, no matter the color.|
|DPS||Yihwa is a the best Carry in the game. While she's not as good as Hatz in being able to keep herself alive - while she has Shields, she can't heal herself like Hatz - she deals damage to the whole battlefield with her Special Move. So basically, you just have to keep her alive till she uses it and in most cases it's enough to wipe the enemy team.|
|Support||The main character who specializes in buffing his allies and controlling the battlefield. He will buff the highest ATK character on your team, making them deal more damage, survive for longer and also restoring their energy, so they can use the Special Move faster.|
|Tank||The only non-SSR+ stall tank in the game which already makes Vespa worth using in your Yellow team (as Data Zahard and Data Mascheny usually are put in teams that match their color).|
|DPS||Hatz is one of the best early game damage dealer in the game who still performs well in the endgame. Keep in mind that he is very reliant on dupes (since he is melee) and if your luck won't be good, you will be stuck in the Story once you pull more copies of him. Also, you really want to unlock his +100 EVA and +100 ACC Rapport bonuses ASAP, so feed him all the gifts.|
|Tank||SSR+ tank who is a RNG machine. He also has cheat death mechanic and he can kill the enemy team by himself with his Special Move, but a lot needs to happen to work like that. If you have the time to restart the battle all over again, eventually he will win the battle for you. Still, keep in mind that without dupes he will start falling off around chapter 11-12 and he won't have enough damage to carry anymore, but you can still use him for the Taunt.|
|Support||Another supporter who is focused on CC/Debuffs. His Special move can win the battle instantly if it catches the enemy team in a clump, but he has the issue of slow mana regen - so it takes him time to use this ability.|
|DPS||The best purple damage dealer who can deal stupid amounts of damage. His only issue is that he's melee so you need to use him with a tank, to take some heat off him or he will die before doing anything.|
|DPS / CC||An Assassin who can deal a lot of damage and control the enemy at the same time. She's the best carry available to Purple faction at the moment, but she works decently well as controller on lower dupes.|